USA - WHITHEYVILLE ARMORY - Model 1 1/2 1st Issue - Single Action (SA) - Rimfire - Revolver - Cal .32

Description
USA - WHITHEYVILLE ARMORY - Model 1 1/2 1st Issue - Single Action (SA) - Rimfire - Revolver - Cal .32
Excellent - 1871 - Barrel is Rifled - Not deactivated

American Revolver, Whitneyville 1870 Model, 1 1/2
Museum piece in this condition.
 
‘Mexican’ trigger.
Crow’s beak butt in rosewood.
Octagonal barrel with blue-bronze finishes, 3 1/2 inches, in very good condition, superb interior with deep grooves, brass sight.
Markings:
‘WHITNEYVILLE ARMORY CT. U.S.A. PAT. MAY 23. 1871’
5-shot cylinder, blue bronzing, .32 calibre rimfire
Body with all its original nickel plating, micrometric scratches on the right side in the shape of initials.
Flawless mechanical operation, good indexing, no play on the sides or at the air gap.
This revolver is quite rare in this state of preservation, only 15,000 units produced of this model in nickel-plated and dual-tone variants.
This is a beautiful, antique and authentic collection piece made in America.
The barrel retains 95% of its original blue finish and the cylinder about 75% of its original blue finish.
The body retains 95% of its original nickel finish and the grip plates retain most of their original varnish finish.
All the numbers of the revolver match (body, barrel, cylinder and grp plates).

Lot details
Country of manufacture
USA
Manufacturer/ Maker
WHITHEYVILLE ARMORY
Model
Model 1 1/2 1st Issue
Weapon Type
Revolver
Firing mechanism
Rimfire
Sub-type
Single Action (SA)
Caliber
Cal .32
Certified Deactivation
Not deactivated
Condition
Excellent
Year of Manufacture
1871
Barrel Rifling
Barrel is Rifled
Material
Metal, nickel
Overall Length
200 mm
Barrel/ blade length
89 mm
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